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Edmonds Washington Community Solar Cooperative

Washington State solar cooperative - buy a slice!

The Edmonds, Washington, USA, community solar cooperative allows Washington State residents to join together to produce solar power. Buy a SunSlice(tm) and help produce clean, renewable power.
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About the Cooperative - People in Washington State coming together to generate local clean solar power.

Mission - The Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative is a truly community owned solar cooperative whose mission is to provide private citizens, organizations, and businesses in Washington State the opportunity to buy into a commercial scale solar electric system and gain the financial, community education and planetary environmental benefits inherent in local solar energy development Description The Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative is the first truly community owned solar system in Washington State.

The Solar Co‐op is not a non‐profit and buying in is not a donation. We have a sound financial model that is already working with 37 members reaping the benefits from Phase 1 (a 4.2KW solar system installed last summer on the roof of the Frances Anderson Center). We have roof lease and insurance to cover 7,000 s.f. of additional roof at the Frances Anderson Community Center in Edmonds.

Our goal is to install 60 kW of in‐state manufactured solar panels and receive our guaranteed 30% federal grant, $1.08/kWh state production incentive (through 6/30/20), $.04/kWh renewable energy credits sales revenue and supply much more solar electricity to the City of Edmonds at a discounted rate of $.05/kWh. The Co‐op will also be installing an educational kiosk at the Community Center to show the public that solar really does work here, and makes good sense on many levels.

The Frances Anderson Center Solar Project

The Frances Anderson Center Solar Project ("Project") is a project of Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative. The purpose of the Program is to: Provide discounted electricity to the Frances Anderson Community Center thru 6/30/2020, and potentially for many more years if the City of Edmonds desires. Provide a way for the community surrounding the Community Center to support the transition to clean energy. Educate the Edmonds community about solar energy. Earn State of Washington Solar Production Incentives, and provide cash rewards up to the SunSlice™ buyer's original purchase amount. Provide the Co-Op with the potential ability to direct future local clean energy benefits out of surplus funds at the end of the contract period.

How the program works
Members directly support the installation of solar panels at Frances Anderson Community Center with their dollars. Each $1,000 of solar power capacity installed at the Center is called a SunSlice™. Members of the Program are entitled to the following benefits: Your name promoted with the solar array you are supporting. The ability to track the energy production of the solar power system you're supporting. Annual rewards - each year for the entire membership period, the Program will provide each member cash rewards for each SunSlice™ you own, supported by green energy production made possible by your SunSlice purchase. (e.g. A Member buys a Cooperative Membership for $25 and a SunSlicetm for $1,000 and receives $1,000 back - PLUS they own part of solar power system in their community. Member rewards are paid annually now thru 2020, funded by sale of power to City of Edmonds and by available incentives.)

Anyone may join the Co-op but only cooperative members living in the state of Washington may purchase SunSlices™, and be eligible for all the incentives available. A member of the Cooperative may be an individual, a group of individuals, or an entity, such as a corporation or nonprofit organization.